Palawano, Brooke’s Point


A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Brooke’s Point Palawan, Palawan, Palawanun, Palaweño

14,400 (2000). 44,800 all Palawano (2005 UNSD).


Mimaropa region: southeast Palawan island, south of Abu Abu to Bataraza, mostly along upland rivers, some along the coast.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).


South Palawano (Bugsuk Palawano). Intelligibility of Central Palawano [plc] 76%; of Southwest Palawano [plv] 68%. Lexical similarity: 82% with Quezon Palawano [plc] (Central), 85% with Southwest Palawano [plv], 83% with South Palawano.

Language Use

Also use Filipino [fil], but with low comprehension.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literacy rate in L2: 10% in Filipino [fil] (2007 SIL). NT: 2013.

Latin script [Latn].

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